21 September 2019: On International Peace Day, the founding members of the Home for Humanity Association came together to discuss Statutes, Strategy and Charter of Home for Humanity Association, that will also serve as TRANS4M’s Integral Campus.
The central objective of Home for Humanity is to contribute to the co-creation of a world that is a true home for humanity and all of creation. Building on its past pilot activities, most in partnership with Trans4m and Theatre of Transformation, it sees itself as a catalytic space for the integral regeneration and transformation of self and society, within a multi-cultural, educational, ecological, artistic, human and humanitarian framework.
Statutes, Strategy and Charter of Home for Humanity are going to be further finetuned over the coming months, to be able to officially register the association by the beginning of 2020.
Next to Home for Humanity Co-Conveners Alexander Schieffer (TRANS4M) and Rama Mani (Theatre of Transformation) the Founding Members of the Home for Humanity Association are Pius Leutenegger, Founder of Centro d’Ompio (Switzerland/Italy), Arjuna Hiffler Mani, Cultural Philosopher and Project Manager with the Dutch DOEN Foundation (France), Thais Corral, Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Sinal do Vale (Brazil) and Eda Elif Tibet, Cultural Anthropologist and award winning documentary film maker (Turkey).
In addition to laying the foundation for the Home for Humanity Association, side meetings were held between members of TRANS4M’s Transformative Impact Team – such as Pius Leutenegger, Thais Corral, Rama Mani and Alexander Schieffer – to explore the overall confluence between TRANS4M and Home for Humanity – but organisations seeing to operate in close alignment in the future.
Integral Authentic Education: TRANS4M Junior Fellow Christophe Haesler graduates at the University of St. Gallen
21 September 2019: Christophe Haesler was awarded his Bachelor’s Degree, with an outstanding Research-to-Innovation on Integral Authentic Education in Switzerland.
Christophe Haesler’s research was submitted under the title of: “AUTHENTICITY IN EDUCATION: A Critical Analysis and Evolution of Trans4m’s Transformative Course “Becoming an Agent of Transformation: Towards Integrated Self Development” as an Integral Curriculum for Young Adults seeking to find their Authentic Voice and contribute to an Authentic Culture in Swiss Society”
His excellent thesis provided a critical analysis of the state of education, in particular tertiary education, in Switzerland. At the heart of Christophe Haesler’s innovation was the development of an Integral Authenticity-in-Education Model – serving to bring about educational formats that foster authenticity, on an individual and cultural level.
This approach was concretely compared and tested with two of TRANS4M’s transformative educational courses at Switzerland’s University of St. Gallen: On Becoming an Agent of Transformation (Integrated Self Development) and Integral Development: Theory and Practice of Future Oriented Development Practice.
His action research contributed significantly to the further evolution of both courses. Furthermore, it provided a framework to critically reflect on the level of authenticity in university courses in general.
Find out more on Christophe’s research-to-innovation here.
CONGRATULATIONS TO CHRISTOPHE FOR THIS OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT
Integral Human Development: TRANS4M Senior Fellow Maximilian Abouleish from Sekem in Egypt receives the Da Vinci’s President’s Council Award
19 September 2019: One year after graduating in the TRANS4M Da Vinci PhD Program on Integral Development, Max Abouleish receives a prestigious award for his outstanding PhD based research-to-innovation.
Maximilian Abouleish’s PhD research carries the title “SEKEMsophia: Integral Human, Organisational and Community Development: A Roadmap for SEKEM and Egypt for the 21st Century”. His work not only significantly helped Sekem, the visionary organisation for which Abouleish is working since many years, to develop a new strategic perspective for its next 40 years, it also serves as an inspiration for many other organisations and communities on the path to sustainable development.
Integral Alternative Dispute Resolution: TRANS4M Fellow Sameer AlAbbadi from Jordan graduates in the Trans4m Da Vinci PhD Program on Integral Development
19 September 2019: Jordanian Arbitrator Sameer AlAbbadi is awarded a PhD in Integral Development, focussing on An Islamic Approach to Justice, Arbitration and Reconciliation.
In his six-year research-to-innovation journey, Sameer AlAbbadi developed a new approach to rapid and low-cost conflict resolution, based on the cultural, philosophical and religious values of his context, Jordan and the Middle East. His research culminated in the establishment of the ICRC Integral Conflict Resolution Center, based in Amman – a center that serves AlAbaddi and his group of local co-researchers and mediation practitioners to continue the research in this field, as well as to establish, disseminate and accelerate a new conflict resolution practice in Jordan.
We congratulate Sameer AlAbbadi to his inspiring achievement, which also contributes strongly to the integral knowledge base in the Middle Easters region and beyond.